The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot of things—including what buyers are looking for in homes.
So, as we navigate this new stage of the pandemic, what, exactly, are buyers looking for in their ideal properties?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined the home upgrades buyers are looking for in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- An upgraded outdoor space. The experience of COVID (and all the resulting time spent at home) created an unprecedented demand for upgraded outdoor spaces. Many of today’s buyers are looking for outdoor spaces that offer comfort, function, and entertainment (think fire pits, outdoor kitchen, and hammock areas).
- A functional home office. At the start of COVID, many people made the transition to working from home—a trend that continues to be popular more than two years later. As such, many buyers are looking to buy properties with functional home offices so they have the space and separation they need to effectively work from home.
- A spruced-up laundry room. COVID made many people prioritize cleanliness more than ever before, which translated to more cleaning—and more laundry. And because they’re spending more time doing laundry, today’s buyers are looking for laundry rooms that are not only functional, but well decorated.
If you’re planning on selling your home, it’s important to know what buyers are looking for. That way, you can position your home in a way that’s going to appeal to the most buyers—and (hopefully!) sell your home quickly and profitably as a result.